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of naacp leads the organization into the 21st century. >> hello, i'm bonnie erbe. welcome to "to the contrary," a discussion of news and social trends from diverse perspectives. up first, the future of education. as chicago public school teachers battled over the future of education in one of america's largest school districts, teachers and parents across the u.s. are taking notes. top of the list? restricting standardized testing as a measure of teacher performance. teachers across the country say standardized testing inhibits and does not improve learning. but administrators say those tests measure how well students are absorbing teachers' classroom studies. some school districts, chicago included, want pay raises and incentives to be tied to those test scores. teachers unions across the country watched the strike for guidance on how they should proceed in their own districts. dr. avis jones-deweever will this change the status of education in this country? >> i don't think it's like alone will change the status. but create a situation where we can look highway teachers, unions
president of the national association of advancement of colored people. for the naacp, colored comes in all colors, but there is one color in the rainbow that is almost diminished, and that is the black color. i want to thank the mayor or listening to those of us who've met with him to share our perspective on what we should do collectively and not in isolation to make sure we will not have another press conference to bemoan, complain, wine, cry -- whine, cry about this problem of violence. some do not like to hear this true statement, but the bible says ye shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free. this community will never be free. we will never be liberated from this problem until all of our allies and our friends acknowledge that the epicenter of this problem comes from folk who look like me. i have presided over too many funerals. possibly more than any preacher in this town. persons who are not members of third baptist church. but we are gracious to let them have our facility, to accommodate them. i feel that we have something to shout about today. no stop and frisk. the m
at u.s. facilities in the region. >> tomorrow morning look for fog bayside. >> the naacp is asking the bay area to get involved. kron4 is following all of the bay area sports excitement. 49ers fans are dreaming of a super bowl while the giants and the a's are closing in on at bank of america, we're continuing to lend and invest in the people, businesses, and organizations that call the bay area home. whether it's helping a nonprofit provide safe, affordable housing within the city, supporting an organization that's helping kids find jobs and stay in school, or financing the expansion of a local company that's creating healthier workplaces, what's important to the people of the bay area is important to us. and we're proud to work with all those who are making our communities stronger. pot >>vicki: add today marks the 49th anniversary of the bombing of a southern baptist church where four young girls were killed after members of the ku klux klan set off explosives during a church service. the president of the naacp address to leave the area churches as a part of a national crashed t
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there is housing. run fast, so that we will love each other. this is what the naacp is committed to. a lot has been stated here. there was some great rhetoric, some terrific ideas and plans. but this is just like getting ready to drink a cup of coffee. you can have all of the cream, all of the coffee, all of the sugar, but, like maxwell house's slogan says, it will never be good until the last drop unless you stir it up, and you will be able to drink and say, "it is good until the last drop." the naacp will be starring you up to make sure that all we have said that is in this cup will be good to the last drop. >> thank you, reverend brown. think the mayor. think members of the press. thank you to the community and the board of supervisors. thank you for being here. god bless you. >> good morning, welcome to the regular meeting of the budget and finance committee and welcome back from the legislative research, my name is carmen khu, i'm joined by supervisor kim, our clerk is victor young, and we have jessie larsen, mr. young, do you have any announcements for us today? >> yes, please turn off all ph
that we will love each other. this is what the naacp is committed to. a lot has been stated here. there was some great rhetoric, some terrific ideas and plans. but this is just like getting ready to drink a cup of coffee. you can have all of the cream, all of the coffee, all of the sugar, but, like maxwell house's slogan says, it will never be good until the last drop unless you stir it up, and you will be able to drink and say, "it is good until the last drop." the naacp will be starring you up to make sure that all we have said that is in this cup will be good to the last drop. >> thank you, reverend brown. think the mayor. think members of the press. thank you to the community and the board of supervisors. thank you for being here. god bless you. >> started in 1990. the citizens of the marina district came to the fire department and asked for a program to survive for 3 days. there is a 70 percent chance we will have a 6.5 earthquake. 71 large fires. 40 major rescue operations. [inaudible]. rescue operations there were 34 structure fires we need 275 engines to handle this. we
. the naacp and their controversial case. and we have video of a carl's junior employee getting robbed]h at gunpoint. we will show you how her employerere reacted. >> there was a little bit wh of trepidation. and now you're talking about, well you know, i won't be, and i get the chance to spend more time with my wife and my kids. it's my world. that's my world. ♪ that's my world. so i test... a lot. do you test with this? freestyle lite test strips? i don't see... beep! wow! that didn't ta much blood. yeatargets the blood zipwik tab and pulls it in. so easy. yep. freestyle lite needs just a third the blood of onetouch ultra. really? so testing is one less thing i have to worry about today. great. call or click today and get strips and a meter free. test easy. megyn: searching for a brazen robber caught on tape holding up a carl's junior restaurant. take a look at this video. you can see the man holding a gun to the manager's head and shoving her around. the victim says the experience left her traumatized and, the worst three days later. trace gallagher joins us live. >> oh, yes they
:00 at the kettering community center. >>> tonight the naacp will once again call on the city of laurel to overhaul its police department. it's holding a protest before a city council meeting. the civil rights group is angry about this incident caught on tape. it shows a laurel police officer slapping a handcuffed man in a bar last month. the city removed the officer, but the naacp says it's received several complaints from people who claim laurel police officers used excessive force on them. >>> a brand new state of the art athletic field was dedicated in memory of yeardley love. ♪ the field is located near notre dame prep in baltimore where love attended high school. love is the former university of virginia lacrosse player who was murdered six months ago. her boyfriend george huguely beat her to death in a drunken rage. love's family says building the field is what kept them going. >> it gave me something positive to focus on and to work on. it really pulled us up and got us going and got us out every day. >> the field cost $1.2 million to build. it was financed through donations to the school and
george's county naacp held a prayer and protest last night. the group says kyle was shot in the back while he was handcuffed. that officer is now on administrative leave. kyle survived at the rally say that the shooting was unnecessary. the naacp contacted the state's attorney's office about this. >>> the founder of one of our area's most prominent swim clubs is now permanently banned if the sport by usa swimming. rick curl is accused of molesting a swimmer back in the 1980s. yesterday he waived his right to challenge the case and was immediately banned. one of his former swimmers came forward over the summer and said curl began molesting her when she was 13 years old. she received a $150,000 settlement from curl years ago in exchange for keeping quiet. he is no longer affiliated with his club and they have changed the name. >>> maryland delegate tiffany alston will be back in court in november on questions of misconduct and misuse of state money. prosecutors and defense attorneys couldn't reach audio plea deal at a meeting yesterday. she was found guilty in june of misconduct by usi
on september 6th. the naacp says kyle was shot in the back while he was handcuffed. that officer is now on administrative leave. kyle did survive a shooting, but people tonight say he could have been subdued without having been shot. >> people have their own rules. officers have general orders that they have to follow. here, they violated their general orders. >> the naacp has contacted the state's attorney office about this case. prince george's county police are handling the investigation to avoid a conflict of interest. >> temperatures dip down to the 50s in most areas and we're going to go even lower than that. storm chief meteorologist doug cameron tells us what to expect next. >> out there right now, temperatures in the 40s -- or rather 50s and low 60s. but earlier today, temperatures only 7 2 in the district. 66 back towards winchester. temperatures today, some five to ten degrees below average. right now, we're siting at 61 degrees out at the airport. winds out of the north at about 3 miles per hour. the dew point is 48. that tells us we're going to be in the 40s for most of us
of the naacp will join us. ♪ [music break] >> from charlotte, north carolina, this is "democracy now!" we are breaking with convention: war, peace, and the presidency. democraticing the convention inside an ounce. in this last segment, we're joined by ben jealous head of the naacp. i saw folks from the naacp at the republican convention and now here the democratic convention. voter rights has been a clear message. what do you mean? >> this country thinks it should be one person, one vote. we should be allowed to vote free and fair. we see more states pass more laws, push more voters at the ballot box than in the last hundred years. it is not simply a republican thing, because we saw republican governor of michigan veto strict photo ids, we saw bob macdonald of virginia actually expand the ran for -- enfranchisement of the formerly incarcerated people. it is a far right thing. it is having a real a fact on this race and will have an effect in november. >> talk about what is happening around the country. >> ground zero is probably pennsylvania. strict voter id law says anyone can vote and t
a few. naacp back on track, african-american honor roll, wonderful event, public a cheervs, mayor's public housing, p support, et cetera. these are all examples and i was really glad to hear in the earlier presentation because i agree, it's going to take that kind of collaboration and coordination around a shared set of goals and outcomes and it's going to take a multi-prong strategy if we're going to really accelerate and make an impact on this achievement gap. just a few examples of actual schools that are showing results so we know it's possible. i'm not going to read off this whole list. we recently had some of our principals list some of the strategies that have garnered them double digit growth with student subgroups, for example, new traditions elementary. it's a school that's been recognized for closing the gap for african-american students. it's narrowing that. and there's a few things they're doing. they're engaged with their colleague principals on the topic, focused on exclusive practice for daunts with special needs. there's a lot of collaboration happening with teach
is just some things that came up here. first, how many know where the naacp office is? you see what i'm talking about? so, the naacp is a vehicle [speaker not understood] on tracks any more. second thing, how many programs out there in the bayview? >> how many what? >>> how many beacon programs in the bayview? thank you. i don't want the bell to get me. i work with dr. gray in the k through 12 program in the bayview at hoover knows. i was stunned when i found out these kids didn't have pencils and paper. so, what we did along with angie, we solicited paper from paper companies that they dropped off there so they would have paper. if you want to call something a shame, you call that a shame. these are students that go to school in san francisco that don't have pencils and papers and pens. now, some of the teachers were going in their own pockets. but in order to bring something together, i think what has to happen is you need to go out there and visit the center. how many of you have been out there to visit? i know, the same thing that one that came up in the back. thank you. >> thank
and their dedication to serving howard county. now the raven's want to think the naacp youth council with all they do it tonight at the raven's-brown's game. >> a typical day at the howard county naacp is council -- a gathering of members -- in age from 9 to 18 at the monthly meeting, there to decide how they can reach out to other young people and what they could do to make a difference. but on this day, these countless on the receiving and. they get a special delivery from the ravens. >> dear naacp youth council, congratulations on being selected at -- as the honor cert. >> tonight, they will get a reward for their service to the community. the youth council president says they are grateful for the recognition. >> i am really happy because i feel like we are being noticed by people -- the ravens -- who gets the opportunity? >> its for a variety of reasons -- mainly their commitment to community service. >> we help feed the homeless and to membership drives and education forums, political forums and we have the high schools and a lot of different reading programs as well. >> these young people spend
. ben jealous of the naacp will join me. >>> and in the rewrite tonight, you will see how bill o'reilly reacted to a fox news poll showing president obama beating mitt romney. hmm, it says here that cheerios helps lower cholesterol as part of a heart healthy diet. that's true. ...but you still have to go to the gym. ♪ the one and only, cheerios >>> last night, we told you about a fox news poll that shows president obama getting a solid lead over mitt romney after the democratic national convention. and i wondered then how bill o'reilly would try to spin it in favor of mitt romney. turns out, he found a way. that's coming up in "the rewrite." >>> and next, virginia, ohio, florida, the candidate who wins two of those three states will win the presidential election. a new nbc news poll shows president obama ahead in all three. we'll bring you the details next. you want to hear these numbers. i didn't think it was anything. i had pain in my abdomen... it just wouldn't go away. i was spotting, but i had already gone through menopause. these symptoms may be nothing... but they could
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will be joined by the head of the naacp who was there that night, ben jealous. and we will be joined by kim davis, troy anthony davis's sister. she, too, was there. and laura moye of amnesty international. all three were standing on the grounds of the prison when troy davis was put to death. stay with us. ♪ [music break] >> the song written by lewis allan about lynchings in the south. everytime billie holiday singing that song, she would have to throw up afterward, she used to say. this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. we're on the road in madison, wisconsin. we're going to washington, d.c. to be joined by our guests. three people who were there on the night of the troy davis' execution and have since continued to work on the death penalty. kimberly davis is troy davis's sister, and an anti-death penalty activist. ben jealous is president of the naacp. and we are joined by laura moye from amnesty international. we welcome all of you back to "democracy now!" kimberly davis, i know it is a hard day for you, the first anniversary of troy's debt. can
sieve rights organization. the naacp's message this sunday to bay area church goers. >> reporter: the church welcomed a special guest today. benjamin a national president of the naacp joined the church to mark a quiet anniversary. >> this day 49 years ago four black girls were killed in birmingham, their families were fighting for the right to vote. >> reporter: the visit up lifted the church's bishop. >> he gets it in terms of the intersection of our civil rights as people of color, our civil rights as women. >> reporter: we met with him. the naacp has two main messages, pushing for passing of state proposition 34. >> if california passes 34, not only will they stop the death penalty but will free up millions to invest in solving unsolved homicides. >> reporter: they said it's so much more expensive to prosecute. he wants people to register to vote. >> we are asking each person to sign up. >> reporter: the drive comes as they argue there is been a major push to make voting harder for many americans. >> tax on same day voter registration, early voting, sunday voting, attack
. >> thank you. lou: much more on the president's policy later with the "a-team." it the naacp has a problem. they say are election laws are racially discriminatory. they're going to the united nations. he has a better idea. just separate the races. we are joined by one of the country's leading social thinkers and authors, shelby steele. you have heard about hillary's plans, what about pills? most to play, and he has an idea how. the "a-team" next. it he was never supposed to have a fair fight. the nfl with all the economic power. it turns out professional football's more entertaining when everyone plays by the rules. we will show you how much money all those screwed up caused by the replacement raffs put in the pockets of the real refs. ♪ woman 1: this isn't just another election. we're voting for... the future of our medicare and social security. man 1: i want facts. straight talk. tell me your plan... and what it means for me. woman 2: i'm tired of the negative ads and political spin. that won't help me decide. man 2: i earned my medicare and social security. and i deserve some answer
sure that they go rich of the naacp is registering people here since the at the this season. in 2008 obama 1 over 95 percent of black voters. he's expected to get another overwhelming majority again. he can't afford to move fletch of that voting place. the president recently came out in support of same-sex marriage. >>> touchy issue and especially at church. >>> mitt romney is a mormon the which once more men of african descent from priesthood. >>> i don't think their religious background denomination i believe that what they can do for the people what they can he do to affect change in our nation that becomes what's most important. >>> this isn't about rights. this is about rights of rights chp ask. >>> mostly it's just to get folks to stop and think about what's really at stake. >>> there's a lot riding on enthusiasm. >>> the rhythm of for the president is whether people shall to vote to make a difference to give the and the edge that he needs to beat gov. romney. >>> i think you get excited because this is a real opportunity for their boards to be heard. >>> and berkeley and macko
't make recommendations by all the push is to make sure that the vote. >>> the naacp is registering people here since the apathy of the season. in two dozen 8 obama 1 over 95 percent of black voters. and he's expected to win another majority again. he can afford to lose much of that voting base. the president recently came out in support of same-sex marriage. >>> that's a touchy issue >>> mitt romney as more money which once barred man from who were african american to and from becoming a priest. >>> i believe what they can do the people, they can do to affect change in our nation is what's most important. >>> this is about right this is about rights w r and cheats. >>> most is just to get people to stop and think about what's really at stake. >>> there's a lot riding on enthusiasm. >>> the real dilemma of the president is if enough of those people bothered out to shop and vote. it did bother to make a difference. >>> i think this to get excited because this is a real opportunity for the force to be heard. >>> in berkeley and mackovic cbs five. >>> gas prices have risen 5¢ in the past wee
. >> we will get to that. you recall that mitt romney reached out. he gave a speech at the naacp and he was trying to argue the facts in the case that black people at the naacp, people of all color should be outraged at this massive overtaking of one-seventh of the economy that has failed and been a slush fund for all of obama's union cronies. instead they said that obamacare was supposed to invoke racism. >> sean: whatever. you know, probably most of these are coming through interpretation through the prism of the mainstream media. nbc news. all right, we only have time for the last two. qualify cabinet. have you totally stumped me on professor. although i was thinking professor bill ayers. help me out? >> yes. kitchen cabinet, again, another one of these media intellectuals accused mitt romney, who was referring to a black member of his cabinet as part of the kitchen cab net and said, lyou are trying to marginalize that person and put them back in the kitchen and that's racist. kitchen cabinet is a term from the 1800s when andrew jackson was and the described his inner circle. if mitt
romney reached out. he gave a speech at the naacp and he was trying to argue the facts in the case that black people at the naacp, people of all color should be outraged at this massive overtaking of one-seventh of the economy that has failed and been a slush fund for all of obama's union cronies. instead they said that obamacare was supposed to invoke racism. >> sean: whatever. you know, probably most of these are coming through interpretation through the prism of the mainstream media. nbc news. all right, we only have time for the last two. qualify cabinet. have you totally stumped me on professor. although i was thinking professor bill ayers. help me out? >> yes. kitchen cabinet, again, another one of these media intellectuals accused mitt romney, who was referring to a black member of his cabinet as part of the kitchen cab net and said, lyou are trying to marginalize that person and put them back in the kitchen and that's racist. kitchen cabinet is a term from the 1800s when andrew jackson was and the described his inner circle. if mitt romney sneezes or coughs or uses a plainl
. >> the prince george county the naacp wants a into thenvestigation man in of a handcuffed laurel. was caught on tape laurel police officer hitting dante williams e was alreadyter h arrested. the n.a.a.c.p. said officers excessive force and it justice department to investigate. is suing the police department for $3 million. >> from overseas, the atherlands reporting collision in the hague has people.35 e tram rammed another. it's 5:39 and 56 degrees. much more ahead. terrifying moments and sounds caught on tape. >> what we're learning from we put a week's worth of bad odors in a home. some aerosols may just mix with them. can febreze really remove them? we asked real people what they thought. take a deep breath for me. describe the smell. it's very pleasant. fresh. some kind of flower maybe? remove the blindfold... awww, oh yuck! i didn't smell any of that! febreze air effects doesn't mix, it actually removes odors. [ laughs ] wow, that's incredible. just another way febreze helps you breathe happy. with no added sugar. just one glass equals two servings of fruit. very "fruit-ritious." or try
to the slide that discusses partnerships with city and cbos. on the second bullet we've got back on track/naacp mou. can you please inform us what naacp mou? >> we have in our midst [speaker not understood] who can provide lots of detail. >> thank you. supervisor cohen, last year martin luther king had 200 suspensions, and there was a number of staff changes and meetings with the community. and one of the things that came out of that was a person by the name of bob ivory who had come out from ohio. and this summer we came up with an mou of the program. in fact, they've got a big open house tonight. and last year they had 30 suspensions the first month of school, this year it's down to one. so, there are activities that are going on. the academic programs are just getting started. students are being referred through the counseling office to him and, so -- and also this year we're going to probably this summer have program of freedom schools that will connect with that. >> thank you. thanks for describing to me the functions. could you talk to me a little about maybe a little more of the mechanic
released information confirming that an officer shot a man trying to escape in the back. the naacp is demanding answers to be the. >> reporter: prince county george law enforcement sources tell me prince georges has taken over the investigation so there isn't a conflict of interest. >> was the officer forced to fire? >> no. >> reporter: she says the suspect was in handcuffs when the officer shot him on foster street near marlboro pike. >> three police cars came up. >> i heard two gunshots. >> reporter: shots rang out. the suspect was on the ground. medics drove him to prince george's hospital center's trauma yunt. >> i saw them lift a body up on to the stretcher. >> distringt heights police swarmed the scene but would nt talk to the media. now, the local chapter of the naacp is involved and is demanding answers. >> police tell us the man who was shot was arrested on suspicion of stealing a mot motorcycle when he tried to escape. kyle remains hospitalized this evening and there is a warrant out for his arrest as soon as he's released. >> a brazen attack caught on camera. a suspect r
more information on the cyber attack today. >>> the naacp now calling for a federal investigation of the laurel police department. this stems from this cell phone video that appears to show an officer punching or slapping a man in handcuffs last month. leaders with the prince george's county chapter of the naacp say it shows possible police brutality, and they want the justice department to step in. they also want a federal probe into what they call racial profiling and discrimination and hiring. the officer in that video is currently on administrative duty. >>> a jury found the teen guilty of killing a catholic university graduate student. the jury convicted eric foreman of first-degree premeditated murder in the death. the man was gunned down while riding his bike in sherman circle in 2010. forman was 16 at the time. he could face life in prison without parole. his sentencing set for november 16th. >>> a 17-year-old boy shot in a cafeteria on the first day of school in baltimore is finally home. daniel was shot last month at perry hall high school. he left the hospital yesterday
. >> reporter: it is. earlier this year the president and the naacp both came out in support of same sex marriage. despite that opponents are making a final push to win your vote with only about six weeks to go and one of their methods may raise eyebrows. in a small office they are making calls. >> we are depending on you. >> reporter: trying to convince opponents of same sex marriage to make donations, get out the vote and get to the polls. >> we believe in the lord's word which state that marriage is between a man and a woman. >> reporter: alicia is a leader a new group called jump the broom for marriages aiming at african american community. >> it's a unhealthy lifestyle for our can children, it's just not right. >> reporter: the president announced his support earlier this year. >> it's important for me to go head and affirm that i think same sex coupleless should be able to marry. . >> reporter: weeks later the naacp followed. >> we have always stood against laws that demean, or discriminate against person in this great country. >> reporter: it doesn't sway the jump the broom m
clergy that are here as well as the naacp, represented by a pastor reverend amos brown and his staff, along with the police chief, or public safety clusters, juvenile probation, a deprivation, community-based agencies, city services office, and the number of community groups that have engaged me and my staff and all of the supervisors are on this very serious question around public safety in our city. many of you have known and heard in the past couple of months my very deep concerns about our safety, particularly of our young kids, and particularly of our african- american kids. not everybody can be a gabby or an olympic hero. not everybody can do that. not everybody can participate in the 5000 jobs that we are creating in the internship programs that are paid that we signaled this summer. not everybody can be successful in everything that we do to try to set up those conditions for people to be successful. there are some who, unfortunately, touch our juvenile and adult probation criminal-justice system, and we try to find ways to correct that path and to create supportive mechanism
for principles making the problem worse. the rev. amos brown with the naacp says the has been working with the principle to help turn the school around and he believes these parents and teachers are overreacting >> blames with the parents and the community, and the students. we need to stop this isolated simplistic reduction mr. thinking about these problems >> the school district points out a couple of other things, suspensions are up, they say that is because the principle has been dealing firmly with discipline problems and they state test scores are up and that this principle is not going anywhere. >> the iphone 5 will be unveiled in less than 24 hours. jolie watts explains it will likely impact you no matter what type of phone you have. >> long-awaited iphone 5 is about to be released but the buzz is a little bit lackluster >> is another iphone >> i'm happy with mine right now. i'm not on the edge of my seat >> cnet says you don't need to be an ample fanatic to see the ripple effect of the iphone 5. beginning with the innovation started by competition >> other devices will respon
. >> president of the philadelphia naacp. the supreme court of pennsylvania hearing arguments against the new voter i.d. law. registered pennsylvania laws -- voters do not qualify under this law. what does this mean? >> it's hard to tell. in pennsylvania, unlike some of the other states have issued these things, that is a big swath of people. they are pretty diverse. you go from urban people who do not have this idea to seniors. it catches people who traditionally vote republican and those who traditionally vote democratic. id to drive ann airplane, so on, so forth. >> in texas, they have a similar law. it requires people to buy their identification. in some cases, it is economically hard on some people. the fact that the head of the republican party in pennsylvania shared this saying that it would take certain voters out of the polls, that tells us right there that they think it will be good for them. >> these laws are written by republicans to suppress voter turnout. >> is that what it's about? >> a look at the indiana law in 2008, the opinion 6-3 written by john paul stevens saying it is a
a champion and the drug policy alliance as well as the naacp. i also want to thank san francisco's district attorney george gascon who is at our public hearing at the safety committee a couple weeks back. george was there to speak on behalf of the bill we were working on together but he proactively came for this bill, s.b. 1506, to say that he's been law enforcement for 30 years and bring back 30-year experience to this consideration of this bill, and he said this bill makes sense because drug treatment works and this is in spite of the fact we'll be battling the district attorneys along with many other arms of public safety. [laughter] >> we've got the data, we've got the facts and we know this will provide great benefit to our communities, to our neighborhoods, and to all of california. thank you for your support. [applause] >> tal, i want to go back to the question that marty posed earlier, which is in effect this idea that in order to incentivize people making the decision to seek treatment that the fear of a felony conviction or possible state prison sentence could play a positive role
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